A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Self-Hosted WordPress Website

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You know it’s about building a new media asset of your own.

You know that being a digital sharecropper is not cool.

And you know WordPress is the most popular content management system on the Internet (and it’s free).

But did you know it’s simple to get started with your own WordPress site, on your own domain, right now?

To prove it, we’ve put together the graphic below that takes you through the process, step-by-step. If that’s not enough, you can also register for a completely free course that digs down into the details.

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12 Must-Do Tasks for the New
WordPress Site Owner

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You know you’re sitting on a gold mine, don’t you?

That freshly-installed WordPress site of yours is poised to be a source of income, prospects and possibilities for your business. It has the potential to be a powerhouse resource, but there are a few things you’ll need to get in order first.

This post shares the top 12 power sources you can plug into with your brand-new WordPress site.

It may seem like a lot to do, but they’re listed in order of importance. Work on the top of the list first. Once you’ve got those things set up, move on to the rest of it.

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A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week

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Good morning, you epic article writer, you.

That’s right, I’m talking to you. You wield your WordPress editor as a valuable tool. You use it to attract new prospects, to build trust with them — word-by-word — so you can get down to business.

And you do it in your slippers. Because shoes are optional in our world, right?

Your shoes might be fuzzy, but your words need to be consistently remarkable.

Consistently good content creation is the backbone of online business.

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7 Essential Tips for WordPress Beginners

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Raise your hand if this sounds familiar …

You meet someone and they say all the right things. They’re full of compliments and accolades.

Except, something bugs you about them. Their words don’t quite match their actions. They can be forgetful, and even mean. Eventually, the glow wears off, and you see them for who they really are. It’s not what people say, it’s what they do that makes a relationship work.

And that’s how it is with your hosted WordPress website, especially if you’re just getting started.

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Zen and the Art of Good Web Design

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There are a lot of minimalist blogs cropping up these days.

They’re bare, spare, and airy.

I’m all for zen. I love clean web design with plenty of white space.

But one no-color, minimalist design can start to look pretty much like another.

And I wonder … are all those zen-inspired blogs really built by budding Buddhists? Or could it be that some of them — not all, but some — look plain and uninspired simply because their owners are struggling to figure out how to inject a little personality?

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The Amish Guide to Intelligent Web Design

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Less than an hour from where I live in Pennsylvania — if you point your car in the right direction — you see road signs that warn you to beware of horse and buggy carriages using the road.

The Amish people live a life very different from yours and mine.

For the most part they don’t use electricity. They avoid most machines, preferring a simple lifestyle that revolves around farming and handcrafting everyday items.

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